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Southern NS to receive up to 20 centimetres of snow on Sunday

By Evan Taylor Jan 5, 2024 | 2:37 PM

Environment Canada has issued special weather statements warning of significant snowfall in Southern Nova Scotia that’s expected to start late Sunday morning.

“There’s a low-pressure system bringing this snow our way but as of today we expect it to make a rapid shift eastward, sparring most of the province from the brunt of the snowfall,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Ian Hubbard.

“Normally with systems like this, they will typically cover most of the province, but we are expecting the snowfall to be limited to the Southwest of the province, particularly around the Atlantic coast.

Hubbard expects 10 to 20 centimeters for Shelburne, Queens, and Lunenburg counties, and five to 15 centimetres from Halifax to Windsor.

“We’re still trying to nail down the line where we’ll see that snow drop off and right now we think it’s going to be pretty close to HRM or maybe even a little further south,” said Hubbard.

Along with the snow, temperatures are also expected to be low across the province for most of the weekend. In southern NS most of the Sunday lows are around -9 while more central areas of the province like Truro and Pictou could see lows of -16.

As the weekend unfolds Environment Canada will be releasing updated forecasts that provide a more accurate idea of what Nova Scotians can expect from the storm on Sunday.